Jacobs Journal of Anesthesiology and Research

Ketamine for Management of Refractory Shivering During Spinal Anaesthesia

Published on: 2017-01-24


Shivering following spinal anaesthesia is common. It is associated with increase in physiological stress, plasma catecholamine and cardiac output. Various pharmacological agents have been shown to be effective for preventing and managing postanaesthesia shivering. However, little is known about management of refractory shivering. Here we present a case of intraoperative refractory shivering following spinal anaesthesia, which was effectively managed with ketamine.


Ketamine; Postanaesthesia Shivering; Spinal Anaesthesia